Michael Schumacher admitted to Paris hospital for ‘secret treatment’

Michael Schumacher was taken to the Pompidou hospital in southwest Paris on Monday afternoon. (Reuters)
Updated 09 September 2019
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Michael Schumacher admitted to Paris hospital for ‘secret treatment’

  • Schumacher turned 50 on Jan. 3 but has not been seen in public since a skiing accident in the French Alps five years ago
  • Schumacher remains motor racing’s most successful driver, with a record 91 grand prix wins

PARIS: Former Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher was admitted to a Paris hospital for “secret treatment” earlier on Monday, Le Parisien newspaper reported.
Schumacher turned 50 on Jan. 3 but has not been seen in public since a skiing accident in the French Alps five years ago that left him with severe head injuries and in a medically-induced coma for several months.
Schumacher was taken to the Pompidou hospital in southwest Paris on Monday afternoon, Le Parisien said, without citing its sources.
The French newspaper said the former champion would undergo treatment based on stem-cell transfusion by French surgeon Philippe Menasche.
A spokeswoman for Schumacher did not immediately return a request for comment.
Schumacher remains motor racing’s most successful driver, with a record 91 grand prix wins. He won his first two titles with Benetton in 1994 and 1995 before five in a row with Ferrari between 2000-2004.
In January his family released a statement saying he was in “the very best of hands.”


Wales assistant rugby coach sent home over betting case

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Wales assistant rugby coach sent home over betting case

TOKYO: Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has been sent home from the Rugby World Cup in Japan over a potential breach of betting rules.
The former Wales captain, who has been part of Warren Gatland’s coaching team since 2008, has left the squad’s base in Japan.
The Welsh Rugby Union says “Howley has returned to Wales to assist with an investigation in relation to a potential breach of World Rugby regulation 6, specifically betting on rugby union. The decision was taken to act immediately in light of recent information passed to the WRU.”
Wales’ opening World Cup game is against Georgia on Monday.
The WRU says Howley has “co-operated fully with our initial discussions” but adds that “if required, an independent panel will be appointed to hear the case.”
Howley had been due to leave his Wales coaching role after the World Cup, along with Gatland and fellow assistants Shaun Edwards and Robin McBryde.
Howley enjoyed a glittering playing career, winning 59 caps for Wales and captaining his country on 22 occasions, while also helping Wasps to be crowned European champions in 2004.
He played for the British and Irish Lions in 1997 and 2001, and was part of the Lions coaching staff on their last three tours.